Sparrow Eaton Hospital Names 2022 Nurse of the Year

Published: May 3, 2023

CHARLOTTE, MI – Sparrow Eaton Hospital has named Morgan Truba, who credits her nurse mother as the main influence in her career choice, as its 2022 Nurse of the Year.

Truba, an RN on Sparrow Eaton’s Med Surg team, has been a nurse for five years, spending the majority of that time with Sparrow Health System and the past two years at Sparrow Eaton. Prior to becoming a nurse, the Grand Ledge resident had studied to be a registered dietitian. Truba was recognized for this prestigious honor, in advance of next week’s Nurses Week, for her:

  • N: Never-ending compassion
  • U: Unyielding advocacy for patients
  • R: Resourcefulness and creative use of resources
  • S: Setting an example for others
  • E: Excellence in care to patients and fellow caregivers
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Morgan Truba, RN, (center) receives her Sparrow Eaton Hospital 2022 Nurse of the Year award from Sparrow Eaton Nurse Manager Medical Services Andy Reule (left) and Sparrow Eaton Chief Nursing Officer Tiffany Friar (right).

“I just want to say thank you,” she said. “I always try to give this role my best and remain positive for all of my patients and coworkers, so it is truly the best feeling to have that hard work recognized.”

“Even on my worst days, I never feel alone here. My amazing coworkers and leaders continue to inspire and motivate me in this challenging profession. The best move I made in my nursing career was accepting my position at Sparrow Eaton Hospital.”  

Truba’s nomination stated, “She is an exceptional nurse, has a positive attitude, is always willing to help her teammates and advocates for her patients.” 

“Morgan is patient centered, positive and genuine. She selflessly cares for her patients and is a leader to her peers. She embodies so many commendable traits for nursing – remaining calm, steady and kind in her service – and we are grateful she is here,” said Sparrow Eaton Chief Nursing Officer Tiffany Friar, RN, DNP, MBA

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Sparrow Health System is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit